Skip to content

About The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California

The Getty Villa, is a facility that J. Paul Getty never lived in, but had built to house a portion of his expansive art collection. It is a copy of a Roman country house that one might have seen in Pompeii, Italy just before Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, is the property which was buried in volcanic lava and ash, that Getty copied as the ideal setting in which to place his valued artifacts. Since the largest portion of that property is still buried, architects were required to create composite designs integrating a mix of Roman houses from several Italian locales–Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae. The grounds are equally spectacular to walk and photograph. Entrance to the villa is always free, but an advance timed-entry ticket is required. See their website for details. There is a fee for parking. The Getty Villa is closed every Tuesday.

Address
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone
(310) 440-7300
Website
Visit website
Map
Topanga, US
7:31 am, April 18, 2024
temperature icon 56°F
L: 56° H: 68°
Feels like 55.04 °F mist
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0.66
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:18 am
Sunset: 7:27 pm
Humidity 82 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 3 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Sunset Point Beach

0.4 miles away

Sunset Point Beach, aka Sunset Beach, is located in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles and is the...

View beach

Topanga Beach

0.9 miles away

Topanga Beach is the closest Malibu California beach to Los Angeles. The Eastern Malibu coast faces south and Topanga...

View beach

Nearby Lodging

Reviews

5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 review(s)
Excellent100%
Very good0%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%
Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 31, 2023

Amazing artwork, flowers and enjoyable day wandering around and seeing so many beautiful statues. A must see!

Peg Ahern